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Upcoming events

    • June 28, 2024
    • 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM
    • Auxiliary House (across from hospital) 117 Highland Drive, Findlay Ohio

    Questions? Contact: 

    Diane Honsberger

    Manager, Volunteer Services & Gift Shop 

    • July 25, 2024
    • 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • UC Health – West Chester Hospital

    Thursday, July 25

    11:00am – 2:00pm

    7700 University Dr

    West Chester OH 45069

    You are invited to join your colleagues in the Southwest District for our quarterly meeting.  Guest speaker will be Sherrie Topper, UC Health Director of Patient Experience.  Dr. Topper will offer insights on how the contributions of volunteers can positively impact patients’ overall perception of care during their hospital stay.

    Please feel free to submit any questions ahead of time to .  Tour of hospital and lunch included.

    Registration deadline – July 19

    • August 01, 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Zoom


    Date: Thursday, August 1, 2024

    Time: 10:00a-11:30a  

    Guest Speaker: Julie Powell, MS, CCLS   Director, Auxiliary and Volunteer Services, Children's Health, Dallas, Texas

    Caring for the Caregivers: How Volunteer Teams Can Impact Wellness:

    Who cares for your caregivers? In a time when stress and fatigue are at their highest in the world of healthcare, clinicians are hard to come by and the acuity level of patients is rising, what is your team doing to make a difference? Participants in this session will review Family Systems Theory and discuss how hospitalization impacts caregivers along with being able to identify signs of burn out and fatigue in hospital staff. Using this as a building block, the presenters will provide an overview of programs and offerings implemented through Volunteer Services at Children’s Health in Dallas, Texas to promote caregiver wellbeing.

    Webinar Objectives:

    1. Attendees will gain an understanding of Family Systems Theory and how hospitalization impacts caregivers.
    2. Attendees will be able to recognize signs of burn out and professional fatigue.
    3. Participants will discuss trends in healthcare priorities related to patient and family centered care.
    4. Participants will leave this session with the tools needed to identify key stakeholders and partners to implement successful volunteer-led programs.
    5. Attendees will explore a variety of volunteer-led programming opportunities related to caregiver wellness.

    Speaker Biography:

    Julie Powell has over 20 years of experience in pediatric healthcare. Starting her career as a Child Life Specialist, Julie worked with a variety of pediatric populations including HIV/AIDS, Nephrology and Emergency Department. After moving into the world of volunteering over 12 years ago, Julie now serves as the Director of Auxiliary Services at Children’s Health in Dallas, Texas leading Volunteer Services, The Women’s Auxiliary Children’s Corner Gift Shop, Concierge services and two Starbucks locations. Julie has an MS in Child Development and Family Studies from the University of North Texas and a BS in Sociology from Dallas Baptist University. 

    • November 07, 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Zoom


    SAVE THE DATE!  More information to come! 

    Date: Thursday, November 7th, 2024

    Time: 10:00a-11:30a 

    Guest Speaker: Misty Johnson, MBA, BSN, RN  Director of Client Services, Adena Health

Past events

May 22, 2024 Central District Spring Education
May 10, 2024 Northeast District Spring Workshop
May 02, 2024 OHVMA May 2024 Webinar
April 18, 2024 Southwest District Meeting
February 29, 2024 Gift Shop Networking Event
February 22, 2024 Central District Meeting
February 09, 2024 Southwest District Meeting
February 01, 2024 OHVMA February 2024 Webinar Information
November 02, 2023 OHVMA 2023 Education Series - November Webinar
October 19, 2023 OHVMA 2023 Annual Conference
September 12, 2023 Central District Networking Lunch
August 25, 2023 Southeast District Education
August 03, 2023 OHVMA 2023 Education Series - August Webinar
July 28, 2023 Southwest District Summer Networking Event
May 19, 2023 Northwest District Spring Education
May 12, 2023 Central District Spring Education
May 04, 2023 OHVMA 2023 Education Series - May Webinar
April 28, 2023 Southwest District Spring Education
February 02, 2023 OHVMA 2023 Education Series - February Webinar
January 27, 2023 OHVMA Southwest District Meeting
November 08, 2022 OHVMA Education Series - November Webinar
October 13, 2022 OHVMA Annual Fall Conference
August 09, 2022 OHVMA Education Series -August Webinar
May 10, 2022 OHVMA Education Series - May Webinar
April 12, 2022 OHVMA District Spring Workshop
February 08, 2022 OHVMA Education Series - February Webinar
November 17, 2021 OHVMA Speaker Session - Networking Session
November 09, 2021 OHVMA Annual Conference - Volunteer Leaders: Emerging Stronger
October 20, 2021 OHVMA Speaker Session - Engaging with Older Volunteers
September 15, 2021 OHVMA Speaker Session- Diversity Initiatives
August 18, 2021 OHVMA Speaker Session with Erin Pittman
July 21, 2021 OHVMA Networking Session & Gift Shop Breakout
June 16, 2021 OHVMA Speaker Session: Understanding the Benefits of Heartfulness Meditation
May 19, 2021 OHVMA Speaker Session: Volunteer Leader Panel Discussion
April 21, 2021 OHVMA Speaker Session: Managing Stress Through Self-Care/Volunteer Leader Certification Info
March 15, 2021 March 15th - Emotional Intelligence- The Power of YOU!
February 17, 2021 February 17th Registration- Networking Session
August 28, 2020 NW District Fall Education
September 06, 2019 OHVMA Education Opportunity
April 25, 2019 OHVMA Spring Conference
November 30, 2018 Southwest Ohio District Education
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